When Rosanna Humphreys enrolled in the College of Public Health’s Workforce Development Class she expected to learn about public health employers, career options, and developing personal marketing materials.
She never imagined the class would lead to a job offer, but that is exactly what happened.
“The Workforce Development course allowed me to network with other professionals to gain insight into what companies are looking for in potential job candidates,” said Humphreys. “Through networking I was able to speak with representatives from Moffitt Cancer Center … Within a few days of applying for a job, I interviewed for a nursing position and was offered employment the next day!”
As a registered nurse providing direct patient care, the Cayman Islands native appreciates that public health “allows me to use my skill set to reach a multitude of individuals during the preventative stage instead of caring for them after the disease has progressed.”
“I’m thankful that I was able to take this course and that Mrs. Rusnak was able to provide us with networking opportunities.”
Rosanna Humphreys earned a minor in public health and bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of South Florida.
Laura Rusnak, MPH, CHES, an undergraduate instructor in the College of Public Health, teaches the Workforce Development Class twice a year.